With busy, high-density airspace, pilots have the challenge to "see and avoid" other aircraft that may be climbing, descending, or cruising in their vicinity. Alertness and vigilance are critical for all aviation. For added protection, nothing beats Garmin's GTS™ family of ADS-B enhanced Traffic Advisory (TAS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance (TCAS I) Systems. Featuring exclusive Garmin CLEAR CAS™ technology, these innovative Traffic Advisory and Traffic Collision Avoidance systems provide accurate, dynamic traffic surveillance – with AT-like spoken audio alerts to help you quickly respond to potential flight path encroachments.
It Sees More. So You Worry Less
The Garmin GTS 800 can track up to 60 traffic targets simultaneously and display up to 30 intruder threats at a time depending on the display being utilized. Offering a +/- 10,000-foot vertical separation maximum, 40 watts of transmit power, and a typical active interrogation range of 12 nm in the forward direction, the GTS 800 system will interface with a variety of compatible system displays in the cockpit. On top of that it doesn't even require added panel space for a dedicated control/display.
Life-Saving Technology at a Large Money-Saving Price
This affordable but feature-rich Garmin GTS 800 system is designed to bring full TAS traffic surveillance capability well within reach of most GA pilots and their budgets. It offers range, power,and performance comparable to systems costing much, much more. Like all Garmin GTS units, it will operate to 55,000 feet – so it's not constrained by the much lower altitude limits imposed on some other competitive traffic alerting systems.
Better Surveillance Equals Faster Response
Using reports from radar-based air traffic control, the Garmin GTS 800 can combine both active and passive surveillance technologies (including 1090 MHz ADS-B "In") when installed with a compatible "extended squitter" Mode-S transponder such as Garmin's GTX 330 ES unit (sold separately). Utilizing this hybrid active/passive surveillance, the Garmin GTS 800 creates a 360° zone of detection around the aircraft. This enables you to see and identify other nearby transponder-equipped aircraft in time to take appropriate action.
Targets are displayed using familiar TCAS-defined symbols. The enhanced surveillance provided with ADS-B "Out" and "In" capability enables all "participants" in the ADS-B NextGen system to broadcast and receive accurately correlated traffic position data automatically. Instead of just seeing random targets on a display, pilots can now identify and track specific intruder movements with great precision and accuracy. In busy airspace they are able to fly with a much clearer tactical picture of their immediate traffic situation.
Voice Alerts Help Keep Heads Up, Eyes Out
Instead of the generic "Traffic, traffic" voice alerts of some earlier-generation systems, the Garmin GTS 800's exclusive CLEAR CAS technology provides for expanded audio messaging in an ATC-like verbal format: "Traffic. One o'clock. High (or Low or Same Altitude). Two miles." If surveillance bearing information is not available on the intruder, "Traffic, No Bearing" is called out.
By vocalizing more specific traffic spotting information, pilots know instantly where to look without going "eyes-down" to locate the intruder target on the cockpit display. This saves vital split-seconds in a fast-converging traffic situation.
Antenna Options to Optimize Performance
The Garmin GTS 800 Traffic System from Pacific Coast Avionics offers performance, utility, and installation flexibility that's ideally scaled for most single-engine piston aircrafts. In addition to the basic TAS remote transmitter/receiver/computer LRU, the Garmin GTS 800 comes with a single top-mounted directional antenna. Bottom-mount directional or omni antennas are also available as an extra-cost option to help optimize coverage and prevent target drop out during turns and maneuvers.
Features of the Garmin GTS 800:
- Selectable horizontal display ranges
- ±10,000 ft. max. relative altitude reference
- Uses TCAS-like symbology
- Interfaces with a variety of compatible MFDs and cockpit displays (not included)
- Selective/directional interrogation reduces frequency congestion
- High-Speed Data Bus (HSDB) or ARINC 429 interface capabilities
- Vertical or horizontal LRU rack mounting
- 14/28 VDC power capability
- Choice of 12 nm or 40 nm forward-looking coverage
- Generates both aural and visual traffic advisories
- Expanded aural alerts can specify relative target bearing, relative altitude (above/below) and range
- Active and passive (ADS-B) surveillance technologies
- Tracks up to 60 traffic targets simultaneously
- Displays up to 30 intruder threats
The installation price above includes two GA 58 Directional Antennas. This gives the best traffic coverage possible for your aircraft. Install pricing may be lower if the aircraft is a light single, fixed gear aircraft or can use one of the other antenna options available.